Kīlauea Volcano Ash Plume (Aerial)

Aerial view of the ash plume

Detailed Description

At 11:43 HST, Civil Air Patrol flight CAP20 reported plume tops at about 9,500 ft with the dispersed plume rising as high as 11,000 ft. The CAP mission was launched from Hilo in support of Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory response to the ongoing eruption. Ash from this plume was reported falling on communities downwind. Information on ash hazards and how to prepare can be found here: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanic_ash/


Image Dimensions: 3000 x 2250

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US